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Best Play Kits for Kids

We’ve rounded up our favorite play kits that are fun, educational, and keep the kids engaged! So maybe you can check your email…without feeling guilty!

Circuit Clay
$20
Circuit Clay
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This is a really  cool tangible way to teach kids about electrons, LEDS, battery power and insulation.

Marker Maker
$15
Marker Maker
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Our kids loved making these from creating their own colors, naming them and even decorating their own marker box.  However, it is one of those kits that can be a little messy so you’re going to want to supervise.

Kiwi Co
$20/Monthly
Kiwi Co
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Our kids love this. This is a monthly subscription crate based on your child’s age.  My preschooler got the Koala crate which was farmed theme with a vegetable memory game.  My six-year-old got the Kiwi crate which is based on “My Body & Me.”  She even made a stethoscope… that works!!

Magic Set
$11
Magic Set
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This comes with instructions and props for 25 tricks. And has videos online to teach kids how to do them.

Osmo Kit
$100
Osmo Kit
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If you feel guilty about your kids having screen time, we have found the antidote.  It’s an interactive system that works with an iPad and has all kinds of learning games.

Grow 'N Glow Terrarium
$13
Grow 'N Glow Terrarium
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If your kid has a budding green thumb, then this kit is for you.  This is a great way to teach your kid about earth science, botany, ecosystems.  Not to mention responsibility! Your child wants a puppy, see if they can keep this alive for a week!

Crystal Growing Kit
$12
Crystal Growing Kit
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This is a great kit for teaching about geology and crystal formation.  That said, we would advise this is probably best for older kids, as you have to use very hot water and follow instructions carefully.

Pendant Jewelry Kit
$25
Pendant Jewelry Kit
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These are so cool! You can make all kinds of pendants using pictures they provide.  It’s really easy to use. The kids caught on right away.



Lizzy is the host of What’s Up Moms Gear show and the mom to 3 kids (6, 4 & 8 mos.). When she’s not testing out new products, you can find her giving an honest & hilarious look into #MomLife on her Instagram Story.